Gulf Coast Cowboy Hour May 16th Playlist

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It's Wednesday! It's time to kick back, relax, and listen to the Gulf Coast Cowboy Hour!



This week, our playlist is:

  1. Parrothead for the Day / Cedar Island Band
  2. Beachfront Town / Larry Joe Taylor
  3. Gulf of Mexico Fishing Boat Blues / Bruce Hornsby & Ricky Skaggs
  4. If I Had a Boat / Lyle Lovett
  5. Drunk Tourist / Brent Burns
  6. Coastal Kid / Mark Mulligan
  7. Backroads of Texas / The Bois d'Arcs
  8. Pour Me a Vacation / Pete Harris
  9. Party Til My Ship Comes In / Rick Steffen
  10. Little Bit Is Better Than Nada / Texas Tornadoes
  11. Nowhere But Texas / Steve Helms Band
  12. Toes / Zac Brown Band
  13. Home on the Gulf Coast / Jerry Diaz & Hanna's Reef

Hailed as Iowa's premiere Jimmy Buffett band, the Cedar Island Band released "Parrothead for the Day" on their debut album Island Time.

Gulf Coast fans are no strangers to Larry Joe Taylor and we thought that "Beachfront Town" would be a great addition to this week's playlist.

Bruce Hornsby and Ricky Skaggs joined forces to bring us this great original composition called "Gulf of Mexico Fishing Boat Blues".  You can find this on their 2007 Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby CD.

The always excellent Lyle Lovett is true to form here with "If I Had a Boat" off of his 1988 Pontiac album.

We love Brent Burns and "Drunk Tourist" is an example of why we do!  You can find it, and other songs like it, on his Ragtops and Flipflops CD.

Another Trop Rocker we love is Mark Mulligan.  Grab his South of the Border Again album to hear more great tunes like "Coastal Kid".

All the way from Muenster, TX, is the Bois d'Arcs and this wonderful song, "Backroads of Texas".  If you want to hear more of these guys, make sure to get ahold of their self-titled album.

Pete Harris is a new addittion to our Gulf Coast line up!  Check out this song, "Pour Me a Vacation", from his 2002 Convetible Days CD.

"Party till my ship comes in" is Key West artist Rick Steffen's work.  Look out for his 2010 More Palm Trees CD if you like his sound!

The Texas Tornadoes bring a Tejano sound to our Trop Rock show that is just fantastic.  "Little Bit Is Better Than Nada" is on the 4 Aces album, released in 1996.

We can't forget the Cleburne-based Steve Helms Band and their "Nowhere But Texas" on this week's show!  It would just be wrong!

Once again, we have the highly-requested "Toes" from the Zac Brown Band.  It's on their 2008 The Foundation album.

Closing out this week is the excellent "Home on the Gulf Coast".  Many thanks to Jerry Diaz and Hanna's Reef for such a great song.